Ron Shandler


is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrated its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - - celebrated 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

24 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1994

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame

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Recent Articles

BABS August 2018 Update – Pitchers

by Chris Dowd

One of the most important things to remember about BABS is that she is purely analytical. Her strengths lie in assessing past performance, not predicting the future.

And there’s nothing wrong with that. Despite all the statistics out there, no tool can present a player’s true skills...

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A BABS trade analysis

by Chris Dowd

With most fantasy trade deadlines approaching this month, we thought it was a good time to tackle a very real trade offer sent in by a reader and break down how BABS can be used to evaluate a deal.

We tend to lean on BABS most heavily...

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The BABS Forgotten

by Mark Simmons

Below are profiles of several players who BABS has been virtually ignoring but whose ratings may be on the rise when the next update is posted. Ownership % are based upon ESPN leagues at the time of writing.

Considering the vitriol posted on several message...

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The benefit of waiting on BABS under-performers

by Patrick Cloghessy 

Javier Baez, Andrew Benintendi and Eddie Rosario are top 10 fantasy bats.  Eugenio Suarez, Scooter Gennett and Jesus Aguilar make it inside the top 30. Blake Snell, Trevor Bauer and Blake Treinen are top 15 pitchers.

Should we have known? Could we have known?  We miss on...

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